USS Ross Exercises with SNMG1

December 10, 2020 – USS Ross (DDG 71) completed a multi-warfare exercise with Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1), Dec. 9. Ross conducted a series of air defense exercises and tactical passing maneuvers with Portuguese Vasco da Gama-class frigate NRP Corte-Real (F332), Canadian Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto (FFH 333), six French Dassault Rafale aircraft, and a French E-2C Hawkeye. “Training…

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BAE Systems delivers warship support to HMCS Toronto

December 8, 2020 – BAE Systems has successfully completed planned systems maintenance and repair on HMCS Toronto, a Royal Canadian Navy ship, allowing the vessel to return to sea. The work was undertaken at the home of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base, UK. BAE Systems readied the Halifax-class frigate for her next assignment by providing support to the…

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Brass fuse box plate salvaged from wreck of wartime HMCS Regina

November 18, 2020 – A small piece of Canada’s naval history was recently salvaged from the wreck of  HMCS Regina (K234), which was sunk by U-667 off the coast of England on August 8, 1944. A brass fuse box plate was retrieved by a local diver and turned over to the United Kingdom’s Receiver of Wreck, who is responsible for…

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Toronto Takes Part in NATO ASW Exercise ORCA 2020

November 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – With a rare expertise in anti-submarine warfare and benefiting from the performances of the FREMM-Caiman pair, the French surface forces are organizing the ORCA exercise from November 4 to 6, 2020 in the Atlantic, off Brest. The French Navy invited the navies of NATO allied nations to participate in this exercise in order to…

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Exercise Joint Warrior Begins Next Week

September 28, 2020 – Thousands of sailors, soldiers and airmen and airwomen will next week take part in Exercise Joint Warrior, a major show of NATO’s collective force and capability. Taking part will be the Royal Navy’s largest and most powerful warship HMS Queen Elizabeth, taking her place at the heart of a UK-led NATO Carrier Strike Group. With her…

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SNMG1 exercises with Lithuanian Navy in the Baltic Sea

September 2, 2020 – Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 has concluded a complex set of training exercises with several ships from the Lithuanian Navy, running 20-28 August 2020 in the Baltic Sea. The training focused on multiple warfare areas including search and rescue, damage control, vessel in distress, air defense and anti-submarine warfare. Exercises involved surface and air assets from…

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NATO maritime and air forces train in the Baltic Sea

August 13, 2020 – Allied ships and aircraft conducted air-maritime integration training in the Baltic Sea on Thursday (13 August 2020). Enroute to a port visit in Riga, Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 vessels HMCS Toronto and NRP Corte Real conducted air defence training with Spanish F-18 and French Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets participating in NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission.…

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